to-the-point: GE produces 1st nacelle for Merkur offshore wind farm
The first GE Haliade 150-6MW nacelle for Merkur leaves Saint-Nazaire. Source: GE
GE Renewable Energy has manufactured the first nacelle for the 396-MW Merkur offshore wind project in the German North Sea.
The renewables arm of US conglomerate General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) said last week that the first of 66 nacelles for the wind park has left the assembly line in Saint-Nazaire, France. GE is supplying 66 Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbines for Merkur. It will be making and storing nacelles at its Saint-Nazaire site before shipping them to its logistical operations hub in Eemshaven, Netherlands, where the installation process will begin in the spring of 2018.
GE's plant in Saint-Nazaire shipped its first commercial series of Haliade offshore wind turbine nacelles last summer, for the 30-MW Block Island wind farm in the US.